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With Robert Belson (Dev Relations & Corp Strategy, Verizon), Chris Grabosky (Principal Solns Architect, MongoDB), Kathleen Gabay (Solns Architect 5G & Enterprise, Verizon), Chad Smith (Technical Alliance Architect, Teradici), Evan McGee (Founder/CTO, SignalWire).
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We're hosting our second ever 5G Edge Lightning Talks: an opportunity to bring together 5G Edge practitioners to share best practices, lessons learned, & practical advice for developers hoping to get started!

Join us for our second-ever 5G Edge Lightning Talks: a community-driven forum led by developers, architects, & engineers who all share a passion for building applications at the network edge. In this event, hear from a variety of thought leaders about their experiences with building on Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength, architecture best practices, or real-world applications in-use by customers today. Each speaker will receive 10 minutes for their session followed by a brief audience Q&A.

By embedding AWS compute & storage services at the edge of Verizon 5G network, Verizon 5G Edge with AWS Wavelength enables developers to serve edge computing use cases that require low latency like machine learning inference at the edge, accelerating video streams at the edge, remote video production at the edge, C-V2X, Internet of Things (IoT), & game streaming.

This event is intended for developers, DevOps engineers, or SREs interested in learning more about how to build & deploy interactive applications at the network edge.

This event will be hosted on BlueJeans. You will receive the live stream link after you are confirmed to attend.

Robert Belson

Developer Relations & Corporate Strategy


With a background in software development & networks & distributed systems, Robert joined Verizon's Corporate Strategy team in October 2019 & is principally focused on Cloud Strategy & Architecture for Verizon's edge computing portfolio.

Prior to Verizon, Robert served as a Network Architect for bloXroute, a $10M+ blockchain scalability infrastructure project. In this capacity, Robert supported a number of network planning initiatives, developing strategies to mitigate cybersecurity & DDOS risks.

Chris Grabosky

Principal Solutions Architect


Chris Grabosky, Principal Solutions Architect at MongoDB out of Philadelphia, helps companies get the most out of their data & assists in their digital transformation & push to the cloud. Chris has experience in operational data workloads, analytics, software development, cloud management, DevOps, & automation for service providers & enterprises. He is a father, husband, paintballer, alumnus of Drexel University, & all-around technology enthusiast.

Kathleen Gabay

Solution Architect, 5G & Enterprise Solutions, Verizon

Kat is a Solution Architect within the Verizon 5G & Enterprise Solutions organization that partners with global enterprise & government clients to accelerate the digital workplace through solutions such as 5G, software-defined services, & edge computing. With a background in devops & sales engineering, Kat currently focuses on driving transformation & revenue growth in the areas of process automation & improvement, strategy & innovation.

Previously, she began her career at Bank of America as a System Administrator responsible for the end to end lifecycle of servers hosted in branch offices & data centers. She has grown to appreciate that the only constant is change' when it comes to business transformation & disruptive technologies in this software-driven world.

Chad Smith

Technical Alliance Architect


Chad Smith is a technical evangelist with over two decades of cultivating transformative ideas into practical solutions. A passionate believer in technologies that bring people together in shared experience & creation of new worlds.

Evan McGee

CTO & Co-Founder

Evan is the CTO & Co-Founder of SignalWire, a cloud-native communications infrastructure company. His passion today is for developers that need to build video, audio, or messaging into their websites & apps with cross-platform SDKs & APIs.

Over the last 15 years, Evan has worked in both executive business & technical domains in traditional wireless telecom & WebRTC / VoIP. He has published patents covering both hardware & software design & is a frequent presenter at realtime/IoT conferences covering aspects such as scalable SaaS architecture, realtime media business practices, & the application of Machine Learning & AI in a realtime setting.

Previously as CTO at RingPlus, Evan helped create & grow the MVNO from seed-stage to 120k+ mobile users spread throughout the United States. He also works as a board advisor & leads strategic partner relations. He has innovated a number of high profile business product offerings, including Telecom-as-a-Service (TaaS) MVNE enablement, in-call voice translation services (2013), FluidCall (seamless carrier <-> over-the-top handoff), & dramatic improvements in realtime telecom billing models.
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